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Airless tyres?

It has surprised me that I seemed to post only two bike posts last year! 4000 miles, an update – March 2019 Two years – Six and a half thousand miles – Sept 2019 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily (Velocipeding), more than 30,000 miles, and I’m now riding […]

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Chance encounter…

When you travel, anywhere, you can open yourself to the opportunity for ‘encounter’. When we travel via car-riage we are to varying extents limiting our exposure to encounter. When you travel by bike (or indeed walk) regularly, you will find that one of the things that might strike you is your exposure for encounters. My […]

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Two years – Six and a half thousand miles…

2; 6,500 It’s now been two years, and about ~6500 miles. Since I switched to my delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8. 8; 30,000 It’s been more than eight years riding a bike to work daily. That’s more than 30,000 miles, and I’m approaching my ninth winter, brrrrr! 2011… 2019 I started riding a bike back in […]

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4000 miles, an update.

So… Gazelle Ultimate S8, ~4000 miles, an update. Back in Oct 2017, you may remember I made the gazelle-like leap (ho ho ho) to a Gates Carbon Belt Drive, Shimano Alfine 8 Hub Geared city bike. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚎𝚜 (@julesprichards) Gates ‘Belt Drive’. Gates say “Free yourself from oily, […]

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Flowering… Giving up Lent?

Who can miss the blossom? I wonder do we all notice it? I think we do. Even the most hardened amongst us sense the growth outside at (almost) Springtime. You may have noticed that my bike commute pictures have recently taken second place, as my mind has been occupied with learning lines (more on that […]

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Pulse, and breath…

“Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning…” I wonder if Van Gogh sang this in the asylum as he painted? “…painted during a time of great self-awareness and yet surrounded by chaos.” “On a cold and frosty morning…” is an action song my wife sings as she teaches infants […]

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One by one…

December… What can we say? In other years I have wittered about suspending disbelief, magical jingles, tingles of spicy tonics, simple riches, and hope… Somehow this December feels different. More real. This year saw us sell up and move house. We’ve reviewed habits, routines and rituals, we pulled the metaphorical cloth from the table to […]

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Biking Gadgets

Ok, I’m not a gadget type of person, and yes, my philosophy is ‘just get on and ride’, but we all enjoy toys. You don’t ‘need’ all that must-have cycle-stuff that’s papped out but the cycle sites, and you don’t need all that ‘get while you can’ stuff in the Aldi-etc catalogues.  Yes, I went […]

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Belts, not chains, a year on.

It’s been another year, and about ~3280 miles. Last September I switched from my old Specialized bike to a delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8. I’d consulted the guys at Future Cycles Leicester about a bike: with a quality belt drive, so in needn’t deal with chain wear and maintenance. with quality hub gears for the same reason as above. […]